As if TikTok hasn’t already confirmed that the twee revival is in full polka-dotted swing, Regina Spektor has announced a new album. The Russian-American musician’s 8th studio album, Home, before and after, is due out June 24th via Warner. As a preview, Spektor has shared the lead single “Becoming All Alone.”
Although Spektor has long been associated with the New York music scene, Home, before and after is billed as her most “quintessentially New York” album yet. She recorded it upstate, and produced it alongside John Congleton, whose studio credits include Angel Olsen, Alvvays, St. Vincent, and more.
“Becoming All Alone” follows the classic Spektor formula, layering her bright vocals over a piano-focused instrumental. A bittersweet dose of indie pop, the song reckons with getting older and realizing you still don’t have everything figured out: “I just want to ride/ But this whole world, it makes me carsick,” Spektor sings. Listen to the song below.
To support the release, Spektor has announced a hometown show at New York’s Carnegie Hall, as well as select dates in Salt Lake City, Aspen, and Denver. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, February 25th via Ticketmaster.
Spektor recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of her self-released debut album, 11:11, with the announcement of a special limited-edition box set.
Home, before and after Artwork:
Home, before and after Tracklist:
01. Becoming All Alone
02. Up the Mountain
03. One Man’s Prayer
06. What Might Have Been
07. Spacetime Fairytale
10. Through a Door
Regina Spektor 2022 Tour Dates:
04/11 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall
07/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Sandy Amphitheater
07/08 – Aspen, CO @ Villar PAC
07/09 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theater
07/10 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre